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Fariborz Maseeh is a pioneer in the field of micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) and philanthropist who founded IntelliSense in 1991 and later sold it in 2000. He is founder and managing principal of Picoco LLC, an investment management firm which invests in various assets and manages several proprietary traded hedge funds. He is the founder of Kids Institute for Development and Advancement (KIDA: www.kida.com, a treatment clinic and education facility for kids impacted with autism. He is the founder of Orbitron LP, a global macro long-short hedge fund. He is the founder and president of The Massiah Foundation, a charitable organization which invests in transformational situations for broad public benefit..
Life and career 
Early years 
Maseeh was born in Tehran, Iran, and arrived in America at the age of 18. He attended Portland State University, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in Engineering with honors and a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics. Maseeh went on to earn a master of science degree in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a doctor of science degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
After receiving his doctorate and working for a year at a technology start-up in Silicon Valley, he founded IntelliSense in 1991. Under his leadership, IntelliSense successfully created the first custom design, development and manufacturing MEMS operation. IntelliSense became one of the world's fastest-growing MEMS companies, and was twice named to the New England Technology "Fast 50"  and the Forbes' "Fast 500". He then moved to Southern California and formed his own investment firm, Picoco LLC, where he is engaged in managing hedge funds, real estate and various companies.
List of scientific accomplishments and awards 
- 2005 Recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honor
- 2009 University of California at Irvine’s Medal for exceptional contributions to the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service;
Philanthropic work 
In 2010, Maseeh and his Massiah Foundation gave the Massachusetts Institute of Technology $24 million to expand access to MIT’s education, including an on-campus residential undergraduate building, Maseeh Hall, which was opened in September 2011.
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